What’s on in Sydney – Shows, Plays, Theatre, Comedy

June 11th, 2010


Whats on for August and September 2010 in Sydney – huge line-up 

Quick heads-up re upcoming theatre events you should be aware of – some in the next weeks or month, and a couple almost upon us…
NB Events marked with an asterisk* are all umbrella events of September’s Sydney Fringe Festival.

August 5-29 THEATRE/Comedy – Undercover Lawyer at the Tap Gallery Theatre, Darlinghurst specially renovated (to twice the seating capacity). Hilarious farce -with spooks!

August 14 – Oct 9  THEATRE – Dinner with a View at Eastside Arts Cafe presents Princess Ivona, a black comedy for grown-ups by Witold Gombrowicz. Every Saturday night in the relaxed Paddington venue with food and drink while you enjoy the play.

August 15 MUSIC FESTIVAL – ‘Shir Madness’ the first Sydney Jewish Music Festival. At Bondi Pavilion by the beach. 40 bands on 4 stages over 11 hours.  Plus art exhibition, food, craft, kids activities.
Artists incl Deborah Conway, Mons Camembert, Tinpan Orange, FourPlay + int artists   www.shirmadness.com

August 20-29 MUSICAL THEATRE/Comedy  I Love you Because   at Sutherland Arts Centre. The brilliant relationships musical from the company that recently brought the hit “Big River” to Sydney. Sort of Friends meets Sex in the City.

August 27 CABARET Branson with the Stars, featuring Susan Boyle and Julia Gillard  at Cabaret 212 (Cambridge Hotel 212 Riley St Surry Hills). Hilarious satire from the insane musical genius of Lesley Dymock (Leave it to Diva) In aid of Dragons Abreast cancer charity. http://www.cambridgehotel.com.au

September 10-18 MUSICAL THEATRE RMS Beauty and the Beast, Rockdale Town Hall  http://www.rockdalemusicalsociety.com/current.htm

*September 10-18 THEATRE – Closing Time at the Greek Theatre, Marrickville Two one-act plays x 4 shows  Spacecraft Prods

Sep 13-Oct 2 MUSICAL THEATRE/Comedy  Every Single Saturday at Parade Theatres Mon-Sat 8pm  + Sat 2pm matinees
This is the fresh new Aussie musical comedy about soccer mums and dads. Whether your game is football, netball, basketball or ballet… whether you hate or love sport … love or hate musicals… this show is for you! Sydney premiere  . www.everysinglesaturday.net

*Sept 18 – COMEDY – Theatresports Celebrity Challenge at Enmore Theatre. Impro comedy at its best plus game celebs… all in aid of a great cause.

*Sep 21 – 25  THEATRE/Comedy  The Oily Rag Murder at the New Theatre, part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. A funny, true story of actors crossed… and an unlikely triumph!

*Sept 10-25 THEATRE/ART/CABARET/KIDS  Girlicious  at Newtown Theatre – part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. 16 productions in 74 performances on two stages over 16 days. A celebration of women and art: theatrical, authentic, sexy, innovative, fearless and entertaining. Includes the Fringe day program for kids (“Girliwig”). Includes Pink Ribon benefit launch 10 Sept

*Sep 17 – 10 Oct  THEATRE/Comedy  Baraki  at a new theatre space at the Cypriot Club, Stanmore. New Aussie-Greek comedy from Takeaway Theatre. A cross between “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Cheers”   http://www.takeawaytheatre.com.au

Sept 18-2 Oct  THEATRE – Dancing at Lughnasa at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood. The latest in the subscription season for Epicentre Theatre. Superior local company (To Kill A Mockingbird, Galileo, Laramie Project, Of Mice and Men, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – all recent critical and popular successes). This one also on the HSC syllabus.

And note these down for later in the year:

October 22-30  MUSICAL THEATRE/ROCK OPERA – Jesus Christ Superstar at the Riverside Theatre. From the company that brought Sydney the brilliant new production of “The Hatpin”….

Nov  8-13 MUSICAL THEATRE  Short Sweet+Song (this year’s more compact one week buffet of mini-musicals… ) at Newtown Theatre

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